May Luck be with you on your Way

(To Habib Ahmed, an Indian friend about to return to his native land)

May luck be with you as you sail from England’s shore
May seas be calm, may fortune smile for evermore
May your homeland prove a haven of contentment and of rest
May your path of life be easy, every step you take be blessed.

May you keep along the narrow path, not falter or not slide
May your friends prove true and steady, if their mettle e’er be tried
May no cares of life attend you, may your thoughts have peaceful trend
That’s the wish of one from Ireland, to a colleague and a friend

By William O’Donnell
Leicester 1945

©2013 The estate of William O’Donnell (Chiswick)